Fulmer is, was and will be Tennessee to the core

Originally Published: November 3, 2008
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson once described Phillip Fulmer as "Tennessee to the core."

In an era when football coaches are oftentimes looking for that next job, the only job for Fulmer was the one he's held for the past 17 years in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

The one at the university where he's spent more than 30 years of his life as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

The same university to which he brought its first national ...

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